The Flat-Coated Retriever is an athletic hunting dog that originated in Great Britain.
Appearance & Grooming
The Flat-Coated Retriever is a large dog with a long neck and a sturdy body. The breed has a medium-long coat in black and liver (reddish-brown). The Flat Coated Retriever sheds regularly and requires weekly brushing during the shedding season.
Behavior & Disposition
The Flat-Coated Retriever is intelligent, active, confident, optimistic, and cheerful. They get along well with children and other dogs.
The Flat-Coated Retriever has a high activity level. It is recommended to feed them high-quality food as they age.
The Flat-Coated Retriever is an intelligent dog. The breed is easily trainable. However, compulsive training methods and punishments are not effective and may negatively affect a dog parent’s relationship with their dog. Early socialization and obedience training are recommended.